Somehow I agreed to make a hat with dreadlocks coming off of it for a man at one of the boutiques. I'm sorry, but never again will I agree to make a custom order hat like this one. I spent about 20 hours making it, had to buy a few scanes of yarn for it, and only made about 25 cents an hour for my efforts. I tried my best to create a hat that was only from the descriptions in that man's head. Once I gave it to him, they called to say it didn't fit just right and wasn't exactly what they wanted. I am not an expert at hat making, I can do a few things, but I will never again make a custom order hat like this one.